Hundreds of dogs fall ill after beach walks on the Yorkshire coast

Hundreds of dogs fall ill after beach walks on the Yorkshire coast: Mystery as pets are vomiting and fainting leaving owners facing hundreds in vets billafter healthy died Great Dane after ‘catching a lung infection from polluted sea water

  • A number of dog owners claim their pets have fallen ill after their coastal trips
  • Owner of 13-month-old Great Dana swam at beach in Hayling Island every day
  • He was put to sleep after lungs became too badly damaged from pneumonia
  • ‘Brutalsymptoms are reported to include both vomiting and diarrhoea
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  • Has your dog fallen ill following a trip to the beach?

    Has your beloved pet fallen ill following a walk along the coast? Email jamie.phillips@mailonline.co.uk

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    Hundreds of dogs have fallen ill after walking on beaches amid mystery surrounding the death of a ‘fit and strongGreat Dane that ‘caught a lung infection from swimming in polluted sea water’.

    Veterinary nurse Brogan Proud, who runs Yorkshire Coast Pet Care, warned dog walkers to avoid the beaches after noticing a ‘high increasein pets suffering with diarrhoea and vomiting.

    It comes after a dog owner told how his ‘fit and strongone-year-old Great Dane died after he developed a lung infection from swimming in ‘pollutedsea water.

    David Arthur’s 13-month-old dog Odin went swimming every day at Hayling Island beach near Portsmouth, 햄프셔, but had to be put to sleep after developing a lung infection.

    Mr Arthur, 59, from Cowplain, had already spent £6,000 on treating Odin but vets said the dog’s lungs were too badly damaged from pneumonia, with vets pointing to the sea as a likely cause of infection.

    Many Facebook posts from concerned and confused owners have included stories reporting how their beloved pets have been struck down in recent days with ‘brutalsymptoms including ‘severe sickness and diarrhoea’.

    Ashley Brown-Bolton said she took her nine-month-old beagle spaniel Copper to Fraisthorpe Beach in the East Riding on Sunday, and he started vomiting on Monday.

    She said the dog suffered diarrhoea and was unable to keep water for 24 hours and she took him to the vets on Tuesday.

    그녀가 말했다: ‘The ones who know him know he’s normally very lively & always wanting to play so for him to be very sleepy & just not interested isn’t like him at all.

    David Arthur has been left heartbroken after his 13-month-old dog Odin (사진) has died after swimming in 'polluted' sea water every day

    David Arthur has been left heartbroken after his 13-month-old dog Odin (사진) has died after swimming in ‘pollutedsea water every day

    Ashley Brown-Bolton said she took her nine-month-old beagle spaniel Copper to Fraisthorpe Beach in the East Riding on Sunday, and he started vomiting on Monday.

    Ashley Brown-Bolton said she took her nine-month-old beagle spaniel Copper to Fraisthorpe Beach in the East Riding on Sunday, and he started vomiting on Monday.

    Miniature dachshund Honey (사진) fell ill and stayed at a vet's for three nights after developing haemorrhagic gastroenteritis

    Miniature dachshund Honey (사진) fell ill and stayed at a vet’s for three nights after developing haemorrhagic gastroenteritis

    Jo Owen Blb said she takes her two male dogs to the beach between three and four times a week, but both have fallen ill. German Shepherd Oscar (사진), has not recovered more than a week later

    Jo Owen Blb said she takes her two male dogs to the beach between three and four times a week, but both have fallen ill. German Shepherd Oscar (사진), has not recovered more than a week later

    One such account, Yorkshire Coast Pet Care, shared a post warning pet owners against visiting the area for the time being

    One such account, Yorkshire Coast Pet Care, shared a post warning pet owners against visiting the area for the time being

    ‘We have taken him to the vets this morning who have given him a anti sickness jab & got to keep a eye on him over the next 24hours. Plenty of rest & snuggles.

    ‘Please just be careful as it has been heart-breaking & very worrying seeing our little pup so unwell. Hopefully he’s going to be on the mend now.

    Lorraine Suzanne Moore said she ‘nearly losther Miniature Dachshund Honey after she became seriously ill following a trip to Redcar beach in Teesside.

    그녀가 말했다: ‘It’s very upsetting to read that so many dogs are falling illwe nearly lost our miniature dachshund, 꿀.

    ‘We walked her on Redcar beach on Sunday then the next day she ended up staying for three nights in medical care at Stockton with haemorrhagic gastroenteritis.

    Another pet owner added: ‘Walked both our dogs along the beach from Seaton Carew to Hartlepool last Friday.

    ‘On Saturday around 3pm the male started projectile vomiting & went down hill pretty quickly resulting in an emergency vet visit Saturday night, drip medication etc.

    ‘The next day our golden retriever bitch repeated the same pattern, although she is way tougher than him & dealt with it much easier. Both are still recovering five days on, him more slowly than her.

    ‘Two young fit dogs & what ever hit them was pretty brutal. No idea what caused it really, but the beach visit sounds like the main suspect.

    It comes after Yorkshire Coast Pet Care shared a post warning pet owners against visiting the area after a spate of incidents started two weeks ago.

    They posted on Facebook about the bizarre illness which attracted more than 1,000 responses with many dog owners sharing their experiences.

    Their post said: ‘I work within several practices up and down the North East coast and we have recently been inundated with dogs coming off the beaches with vomiting and diarrhoea.

    Dog owner Cath Baggins said her cocker spaniel puppy Roo spent six days in a vets after visiting Bridlington

    Dog owner Cath Baggins said her cocker spaniel puppy Roo spent six days in a vets after visiting Bridlington

    A number of pet owners responded to the warning on Facebook with examples of their pets falling ill after taking trips to beaches in Yorkshire

    A number of pet owners responded to the warning on Facebook with examples of their pets falling ill after taking trips to beaches in Yorkshire

    Aaron Yeates took his French bulldog Ada to Robin Hood’s Bay over the New Year and said his dog became ill after they returned home.

    The sickness and diarrhoea led to two trips to the vets and Ada is only now starting to recover.

    Aaron 말했다: ‘She’s lost a considerable amount of weight. Her harness barely fits.

    Another dog owner said: ‘My six-month-old Lab has had horrendous diarrhoea for the past four days , thankfully he’s now almost back to his usual self.

    ‘I was going to contact the vets today if there was no improvement. We have walked on both the beach at Robin Hoods Bay and the railway line at Bay / Thorpe .

    One dog walker added: ‘My dog fell ill last weekend after being walked down the gare at Redcar ..five day’s he was ill whilst in the vets there was also another dog who had been walked down there and was ill.

    Yorkshire Coast Pet Care claim animals have fallen ill after trips to Scarborough, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby and Marske-by-the-sea, the Guardian 보고서.

    But it has yet to be confirmed exactly what is causing the dogs to fall ill, whether the ill dogs exhibit similar symptoms, or if the illnesses are linked to the beaches at all.

    Yorkshire Coast Pet Care claim animals have fallen ill after trips to Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay (사진), Whitby and Marske-by-the-sea

    Yorkshire Coast Pet Care claim animals have fallen ill after trips to Scarborough, Robin Hood’s Bay (사진), Whitby and Marske-by-the-sea

    Following the public outcry over the dogs falling ill, the Department for Environment, 음식과 농촌 문제 (Defra) said that it was aware of the incidents and was communicating with the Animal and Plant Health Agency.

    Kirsty Salisbury, coastal general manager for East Riding council, said a team sent to inspect the beaches had not discovered anything out of the ordinary.

    그녀는 덧붙였다: ‘From reports from local veterinary surgeries, the illness they are seeing within dogs and the tests carried out have not provided any direct links with the use of beaches.

    Odin’s illness in September followed a public outcry about sewage being pumped into the sea off the South coast, while Southern Water were fined £90million last July for pouring sewage into the sea.

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